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Blue Bar Quilts Class Instructors

Amie Borgelt

About Amie

Amie is a lifelong maker! From sewing, knitting, bag making, quilting, and pattern writing to developing the Seams Funny Podcast with co-host Natalie Santini. Amie has made quilts, bags, formalwear, sweaters, garments, Halloween costumes, cosplays, curtains, slipcovers and everything in-between. Her favorite things to make are small items that make life easier. Examples are: lap quilts, zipper cases, quilted coasters, pattern weights, handmade gifts and easy garments. While precision and details are her true love, a healthy dash of “who cares” goes a long way if you want to keep “making” enjoyable!
Instagram: @tansy_designs
Seams Funny Podcast: @seamsfunnypodcast
Cheryl Schenck

About Cheryl

"From choosing fabric, to piecing it together, to quilting the layers, every part of the process is fulfilling. Quilts are not only an art form, but they can also serve to keep loved ones warm and add comfort to their lives. Since my first quilt in 2003, I have loved every step of the process and equally love sharing it with others. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced quilter, I want to share my skills and love of quilting with you!"
Instagram: @unspooledwi
Dayna Marinelli

About Dayna

Dayna is a project manager by day and a project maker when she is off the clock. Her favorite sewing projects include bold, graphic designs, foundation paper piecing, and unique color palettes. She also loves to make bags and accessories, and her favorite type of fabric is yarn-dyed woven shot cotton. Her teaching style is relaxed, she is patient, and encourages improv hacks to suit the maker's needs. Dayna also enjoys spending time in nature with her dog Winston, taking trips to Colorado, and helping customers plan projects when she works at the shop on Saturdays. Little known fun fact: Dayna has a cat named Puppy! Check her out on Instagram: @daynasjourney
Elizabeth Oner

About Liz

Liz is an English Paper Piecing instructor and pattern designer for EPP and machine pieced quilts. She loves to bake and share her quilting adventures! Check her out on Instagram: @indiehipsterquilts
Natalie Santini

About Natalie

Natalie is a former Army Nurse Corps Officer turned tree hugging, granola eating "hippie". She creates patterns for sewing and quilting projects, lots of tutorials, and other quick makes that are modern and fresh, with the aim of helping everyone through - no matter your skill level. Sewhungryhippie is all about MAKING. Just get started and stop worrying about the rest! sewhungryhippie.comInstagramFacebookSeams Funny PodcastYouTube channel
Rebecca Lidstrom

About Rebecca

Rebecca takes the intimidation factor out of the quilt-making process, and believes regardless of skill level, anyone can make a quilt. Helping others discover and enjoy quilting is a passion for Rebecca. A member of the Madison Modern Quilt Guild and Mad City Quilt Guild, Rebecca designs her own line of quilt patterns and shares them with the quilting community. She creates from her studio in Madison, WI. | @studiorquilts |
Trisha Urben

About Trisha

Social sewing is Trisha's forte. Her sewing prowess includes garment and bag making as well as quilting. Trisha is active in several Madison area quilt guilds, and is a president emeritus of the Lodi Valley Quilt Guild. She is a valued staff member at BBQuilts, and of course, the "T" to Gael's "G" in the popular shop video chats. When not putting the pedal to the metal at her sewing machine, she can be found working with her family in their large vegetable garden, in the kitchen making jam and other delicious goodies, or having fun with her Golden Retriever, Ozzie. Say hi on instagram: @trish_urben
(608) 284-9299
6333 University Avenue
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

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